midterm - Mid-Term Exam Ideas A. Concepts The mid-term exam...

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Mid-Term Exam Ideas A. Concepts The mid-term exam covers all of the material from Weeks 1 through 6. FOUR concepts from the list below will appear on the mid-term. This will be worth 40% of the final grade for the exam (10% points for each ID). You will answer all four of these questions. You should spend 5-8 minutes per question. Jim Crow: origins of the urban crisis state and local laws during the 19 th and 20 th centuries that mandated de jure segregation, creating supposed separate but equal facilities for blacks and whites. In reality, these laws enabled whites to mistreat and degrade blacks, as well as provide them with extremely inferior accommodations – leaving African Americans at a complete disadvantage. We talked about this a lot in lecture as well as in supplemental reading. Jim Crow laws are one of the first of many practices by whites to abuse blacks after they had gained recognizable status. Because of Jim Crow, freed blacks were still persecuted with regards to transportation, occupation, recreational activities, and basically all aspects of life. African American determination to succeed despite these major setbacks resulted in integration of blacks into society and eventually, equal treatment for all races. Sociological imagination: C. Wright Mills’s The Sociological Imagination sociological imagination is a person’s ability to distinguish the correlation between the actions of individuals and the larger societal climate occurring simultaneously. Sociological imagination involves one’s capacity to associate individuals and historical change with the natural social causation in society. We discussed social systems and the components of societies in lecture, and the sociological imagination was further explained in discussion when we were assigned to write a paper with regards to our family and sociological imagination. We also read about the sociological imagination in the C. Wright Mills article. This concept is vital to understanding the concepts in class because we constantly discuss individual or group action with regards to the societal mood of the time. Historical context impacts people immensely and is vital to truly understanding the events we are studying. Social system: the pattern of social arrangements in a particular society or sub-society that determines the behaviors of the individuals in that system. Social systems can be made up of family members and their varying roles within the family, by a work-environment and the hierarchy of positions (boss, employee, manager), or by organizations such as law enforcement, governments, and unions. People can be part of many different social systems, and thus play different roles in each. We talked about social systems in lecture on September 13 th , and discussed the different types and components of social systems. Throughout the history of Detroit, and the world, social systems play a large role in enabling groups of people to function efficiently. With the structure of social systems, people have a clear idea of what their
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